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Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro, the daughter of first-generation Italian American immigrants, earned a Fordham J.D. at night while teaching elementary school. Ferraro then headed New York’s Queens County Special Victims Unit before winning a seat in the US House of Representatives in 1978, and was the first female vice-presidential nominee 1984. Ferraro passed away in 2011.


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